Bethenny Frankel split from boyfriend while promoting new relationship book

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Bethenny Frankel, 44, has a new relationship book coming out. She’s still not divorced, her last relationship was a flash-in-the-pan with a guy 10 years younger than she is, and she has a relationship book coming out. Sure. Why not? At least Bethenny’s book has a somewhat self-aware title. It’s called I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After and is out April 7.

In a new interview on Watch What Happens Live, Bethenny called herself “single”. She also went into detail about her plans for the future, and what she’s learned from her divorce. Later, when outlets asked, she confirmed that she split from Michael Cerussi, 34. Here’s some of what she told Andy Cohen on WWHL and People Magazine when they asked about her breakup:

Her dating plans
I’m not dating now. I mean I’ve been. I wish that my dating life were as colorful and exciting as it’s written about, but right now I’m kind of at a standstill. I’ve been — I’ve dated this year. I’ve had a lot of different experiences, but I have a daughter and I am still married.

I’ve never dated anyone in this crazy world that I live in now and I don’t think I would want to. I would only want to date someone low-profile. – From People

I’ve been through a lot with exposing all my personal life so I’m not making any grand statements anymore – From People

What she’s learned from relationships
I’ve learned that you need to go with your gut. As smart as I am in business…. it’s really why I wrote the book [I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have to]… I’ve learned more from my mistakes than from my successes. Women have this biological clock, you want things to be a certain way and you have this idea of how things are supposed to be.

How relationships get soured
I write about mutual respect. People should be in relationships with people that really accept them and understand them.

The power struggle between men and women [exists], and [it is hard] when the woman is the breadwinner. I think fame, attention, and money does not bring out the best in everybody. I think that money, in many ways, is the root of all evil.

On problems in her now-over marriage
We brushed them under the rug,. Cracks become craters. Little things that you see in your relationships and your friendships… I feel like in our personal lives, we don’t [acknowledge them]. I think men are just better about that than women.

I don’t want to come in here and start trashing the situation. It’s not good for anyone and it doesn’t help anyone. My daughter’s the most important one… I made an important decision to really just not dive in the mud.

On if she would get married again
If anybody would ever want to get married to me on television, I would run like a thief in the night. I will never get legally married again, I will never ever be legally married again. Marriage is the ‘Hotel California’: You can check out anytime, but you can never leave.

[From WWHL via US Weekly except where noted From People]

So Bethenny had a several month relationship with a guy she flaunted for the paps on multiple photo ops yet she won’t give a direct quote confirming their split because she’s “been through a lot with exposing all my personal life.” She’s also going through a divorce that’s not yet finalized, she’s clearly not even communicating with her ex over custody issues and yet she’s about to publish a book about relationships. I should write a book about baseball. I’ve been to a couple of games, I’ll know what I’m talking about. I can just write in general terms about throwing the ball and running around the bases and such.

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Bethenny and Michael Cerussi are shown in January, 2014 and October, 2014. Credit: FameFlynet. Bethenny is also shown at an event in March. Credit:

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  1. Tate says:

    She is tiring.

    • Nicole says:

      True. Maybe she should write a book on how to stay fresh, interesting, and well liked as a public figure. That or nuclear physics.

  2. Lahdidahbaby says:

    I can’t imagine how I ever used to think she was even slightly witty and interesting. She is a disgusting, money-obsessed, selfish, man-hating hag.

    • Tate says:

      You are not alone. I used to find her amusing. Not sure why.

    • outstandingworldcitizen says:

      I was a fan too then her true self was revealed in those spin offs. She grates my nerves.

    • Jess says:

      Exactly! I used to love her, I could relate to her on several issues, but she showed her true colors and I find her disgusting now.

    • lila fowler says:

      I always found her abrasive but on RHONY, there was a time when she was the least offensive of the group. That’s as far as I ever got with her. I knew her marriage to Jason wouldn’t last simply because he was way too nice. The other Jason, the one who got fired for appearing on the show, seemed like a better fit.

      • Ally8 says:

        Except that other Jason refused to commit. Guy used to drop in to her apartment like she was his mistress.

  3. QQ says:

    In following her lead of writing about sh!t i know NOTHING about be on the look out for My book, is gonna be about nuclear physics and child rearing! I’m hoping to crack NYT list!!

    • outstandingworldcitizen says:

      Lol. BTW been loving your posts especially since the Michelle Obama controversy. Have a good one QQ. 🙂

    • Kitten says:

      LOL! I want a signed copy of that.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Here is a link to her ghostwriter. People are just making money with a clever title and her name. Same for her “novel.”

    • briargal says:

      I’ve been at an airport a couple times. That makes me an expert on jet engine repair–book coming soon!!

    • Nicole says:

      haha I just made the same comment about nuclear physics. Seriously, this girl is dumb at people.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Since she and her soon-to-be ex are ruining their little girl’s childhood with their immaturity and resentments, we can expect HER to publish another book: “I Ruined My Child’s Life, But You Don’t Have To”.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Lol, QQ, I would read anything you wrote. Seriously. You’ve got it, kid.

    • Kinsey says:

      I’m with you! I’m thinking of writing about brain surgery or maybe rocket science. Makes about as much sense as Bethenny and relationship advice. She needs to get over herself.

  4. OSTONE says:

    This lady is seriously cuckoo. I feel for her daughter.

  5. Jen43 says:

    She is truly unlikeable. I don’t know why anyone would buy her book.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    She seems to be a horrible person, so it’s kind of funny she’s blaming it on fame and money. Who thought she should write a book on anything?

  7. Cannibell says:

    Coming to a remainder table near you….

  8. Jess says:

    She’s the last person who needs to be writing a relationship book, it’s laughable that she thought it was a good idea. She’s had multiple men around her daughter since she split from Jason and has no problem flaunting them in the media, I have no respect for her.

  9. runCMC says:

    I do like that she’s approaching it from a “don’t do what I do” angle…

  10. Crumpet says:

    Moron. Date whomever you want, but leave your daughter out of it. The last thing she needs is to have men coming in and out of her life.

  11. Cody says:

    When is this woman’s 15 minutes of fame over with.

  12. Who ARE these people? says:

    Her publisher hired a ghostwriter who knows a lot about relationships, so it’s okay.

  13. snowflake says:

    ehhh. tons of people write books about relationships who have no business doing it, just another way to make money. brandi glanville, steve harvey. i find steve harvey to be a little what? b/c i think he’s been married a couple times but he’s on all these shows like he’s a relationship expert. i also find it funny when all these women who have had work done write books or are in commercials touting skin care. gmafb

    • Kinsey says:

      ITA. Glanville and Frankel need to go away. They’re both way more relevant in their own minds.

  14. Tracy says:

    I heard Oprah make a statement once: “Fame doesn’t change who you are. It simply magnifies who you really are…good and bad.” I always thought it was a perceptive statement and very true with most. Think Bethenny and Jill Zarin, for example. Neither holds up very well when it comes to magnification.

  15. Lily says:

    So, is there any chance that her divorce is fake? Like for ratings, and more book concepts? I know there is a lot of made up stuff on the housewives shows, and there has been speculation that others have faked relationship drama to remain relevant.
    I just don’t see how she could fight with him for years, all while still living in the same space. And, she can be really evasive when asked questions about it.

  16. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Is she wearing a body chain? I hate those. Only person who can pull them off is Rihanna……

  17. Dawn says:

    I blame Andy Cohen that people like this woman are famous and now extremely well off. She is such a cold bitch and out for herself. I pity her child.

  18. L says:

    To all the single folks out there looking for relationship advice, I will save you $ with this: never take relationship advice from someone who can’t keep a relationship. Simple as that.

  19. Ally8 says:

    Her spin-off show really showed her to be a horrible, self-involved narcissist. I was amazed her husband loved her then, the way she treated him (i.e. like “the help” or “the prop”). Her psychologist wasn’t making a dent. Their sessions consisted of her going in and indulging in self-pitying rants that rationalized her selfishness. In one episode, her shrink tries to break up with her, and she doesn’t get it or refuses to get it, and the poor fellow is stuck with her hopeless case again.

    • Sarah says:

      Omigod, what episode was that?? I would love to find it, I always found her therapy sessions laughable. That therapist would always kind of smile like he was leading her to some breakthrough (which he never was). Dude thought her relationship with Jason was just a work in progress and not the trainwreck we all saw coming.

  20. Bridget says:

    Here’s a piece of relationship advice: don’t get into a relationship with Bethanny Frankel.

  21. Bob Loblaw says:

    She thinks she’s clever, marriage as the Hotel California, what does she know about marriage? Just as much as she knows about maintaining a successful relationship, I’m sure. I could care less whether she marries or not but to slam the institution forever just because she couldn’t figure out how to make her relationship last longer than five minutes or however long it lasted is asinine. What a stupid topic for her to pick for her book too, she can’t get along with anyone, male or female.